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Keep Fats, Oils and Grease Out of Your Drain

Grease Men-Tin Can-full paFats, oils, and grease (F.O.G.) resulting from food preparation can build up in sewer pipes and cause costly blockages and backups and sewage overflows to private and public property.

You can help fight F.O.G.

Sources of F.O.G. include:

  • Gravy, sauces and soups
  • Cooking oil, butter, shortening, lard and margarine
  • Milk, cream, sour cream and mayonnaise
  • Food scraps
  • Oil from cooked meats

Tips to keep your drains fat-free:

  • Pour fats, oils and grease into a container and store in the freezer, then put in the trash after it has hardened
  • Use paper towels to wipe greasy dishes before washing
  • Use sink strainers to catch food waste when washing
  • Put food scraps in compost bin or in the trash

Learn more:

Explore an easy guide for proper disposal of F.O.G. and food scraps.

Read our Frequently Asked Questions.